Marit Rehavi is an Associate Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics and a Fellow of the Institutions, Organization and Growth group at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Prior to arriving at UBC, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan and received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Her current research explores the factors that influence expert decisions and use of discretion in medicine, politics and law. She has also studied the effects of politician identity (specifically gender and party affiliation) on fiscal policy and government priorities.
Her research focuses on health, law and economics, and political economy. Her current research explores the factors that influence expert decisions and use of discretion in medicine, politics and law.
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LAW AND ECONOMICS
Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Sentences. (with Sonja Starr), Journal of Political Economy 122 (6), 2014. [Data Appendix] [Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences]
On Estimating Disparity and Inferring Causation: Sur-Reply to the U.S. Sentencing Commission Staff. (with Sonja Starr), Yale Law Journal Online vol. 123, 2013.
PUBLIC AND HEALTH ECONOMICS
Physicians Treating Physicians: Information and Incentives in Childbirth. (with Erin Johnson), forthcoming AEJ: Economic Policy [Data Appendix] [Supplementary Tables] [NBER working Paper Version]
Trade Adjustment Assitance. (with K. Baicker), Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 18 (2), 2004.
A Doctor Will See You Now: Provider Continuity and Patient Outcomes. (with E. Johnson, D. Carusi and D. Chan)
Partial Reporting: An Example from Charitable Giving. (with D. Shack)
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PUBLIC FINANCE
Sex and Politics: Do Female Legislators Affect State Spending?
Different Models or Measures? Party Effects at the Local and National Levels.